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The Dandelion, Philadelphia, PA

The Dandelion

4.7
4.7
7170 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
London's culinary revolution comes to Philadelphia with this unique gastro-pub. Cozy rooms and intimate bars create a storied, Old World aura, while updated seasonal takes on British food make up the menu. In keeping with tradition, our casks and tap craft beers are always rotating and classic family-style roasts are served on Sundays.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 121 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, English, British

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 558-2500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Liam Geoghegan

  • Private party contact

    Marjorie DiGiulio: (267) 886-1401

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    18th and Sansom

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,170 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Most Booked

  • Philadelphia

    Most Booked

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  1. MM

    MichelleM

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We very much enjoyed our first meal at this great restaurant. We were told the fish and chips was the best in the city, and that certainly was true. Our server was friendly and attentive. We ordered of variety cocktails and all were greatly enjoyed. Food appeared in a timely manner, and overall this was a great experience. We will definitely be back!
  2. F

    Foodie55

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a great dining experience. We sat by the fireplace at a quiet table. I had the steak & chips and my husband had the fish & chips. Both were excellent! My husband thought the fish & chips were the best he’s ever had. My steak was so tender & flavorful. I had the Eton Mess for dessert & would go back for that alone. Overall, a great dinner with attentive & friendly staff. We will be back!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From beginning to end,great experience,will be back soon.
  4. KH

    KellyH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Order the bubble and squeak - it's delicious. Their outdoor seating is also very warm
  5. H

    Happygolucky

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place for a meal and cocktails or excellent beer choices. The service staff is outstanding! Dandelion never disappoints
  6. R

    Reggie

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time here and we’re already looking for a time we can go back. The menu is eclectic and we all enjoyed our meals tremendously. The scones were incredible.
  7. JM

    JulieM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and excellent food. Ambiance is great!
  8. TW

    TomW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    The menu has gotten way over priced. Service was very slow. Took 15 minutes to get a coffee, never got a coffee refill. Ordered the English Breakfast and the blood sausage was hard as a stone, had to send it back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    just excellent. quick and attentive service
  10. JD

    JaeDeveraux

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    My partner and I went for afternoon tea. The sandwiches were delicious. The scones were also quite good. Overall, it was a wonderful experience. I will definitely go back again in the future.
  11. SF

    SheilaF

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lamb shepherds pie and dandelion salad. The bomb.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Waiter very nice, attentive but did not hoover - food vey good, but the place is beat - needs to be refurbished including the barely there pads on chairs.
  13. H

    Happy

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a cold and wet night, but all of that disappeared when I entered the restaurant. It was warm, the fire was cozy, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and it was bustling for a Wednesday night and restaurant week. The staff seated us quickly and our waitresses arrived promptly. The food was delicious - special shout out to the smoked trout appetizer- and the sticky toffee pudding did not disappoint. All in all a great way to relax with friends.
  14. j

    jeanne

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday but it wasn’t acknowledged till dessert came
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Way too dark, otherwise perfect
  16. BK

    BarbaraK

    Philadelphia

    112 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Had an excellent lunch for four here yesterday. Loved that the menu offered so many varied choices - more than enough to satisfy everyone. The Caesar salad made with cabbage and tahini dressing was a standout! We ordered that for the table, and it was just enough to share as a first course at lunch. Two of us ordered the grilled chicken sandwich on raisin walnut bread, which was also excellent. Others enjoyed the mussels and the salmon and trout pate. The service was particularly good - very caring as well as efficient and timely, but leisurely enough to allow for conversation. Had not been here for many years, but look forward to dining here again for lunch or dinner.
  17. J

    Jwub

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious lunch with wonderful service. Enjoyed the grilled chicken sandwich. Great location.
  18. EA

    EAS1

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As all of my visits at The Dandelion, the experience was great. The team was friendly, attentive and overall provided great service. The food and drinks were delicious and just the right portion size.
  19. CR

    ColleenR

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great place over all.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, amazing food, many options, great service! Also loved that they had such late night seating available! Kitchen closed late and we were able to get our orders in!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a pleasure to eat at such a beautiful restaurant and dine on some amazing food, the staff did an excellent job will definitely come again
  22. J

    Jtdt

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We got the deviled eggs which were delicious .we shared a shepards pie pie and bangers and mash Which we both thought meh . We shared the banana trifle which was good . We didn’t do the restaurant week menu because there wasn’t a lot of choices that we wanted . I appetizer 2 entrees 1 dessert 2 beers and 2 coffee $96.00 . It just seems a little too high in price but I guess it’s the world we live in . Waiter was great attentive but not overly so .
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    great service; very warm setting.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Interminably long to get entree but food was amazing
  26. E

    Erica

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was a bit disappointing. Eggs were served with runny whites. Server was lovely and offered to substitute, but I politely declined. Great vibe.
  27. e

    elroy

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Glad we made reservations as the restaurant was busy. I like the different decor in each section of the restaurant. Lots of food options, everything we had was great, but the portions were small for the pan seared chicken breast, as well as some of the apps. Service was friendly and efficient. I also found the seating layout odd with tables for two running parallel between larger tables on both sides. It was awkward to have people constantly passing your table on both sides.
  28. s

    shortpumpdiner

    Richmond

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fun, eclectic place to dine! The food is excellent with such plates as Lamb Shepherd’s Pie, Dandelion Salad, and Sticky Toffee Pudding. Think pub food but with a yummy, fresher twist. My service was spot on too. Will definitely be back!
  29. JC

    JenniferC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    service was really slow
  30. A

    Anon

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food. Just a little overpriced. Location can't be beat. Service was very good.
  31. G

    Geoff

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went for brunch on a chilly Sunday morning. Our reservation called for outside seating (presumably heated) but the hostess graciously seated us inside—right next to a roaring fire. With that ambiance, we would have happily eaten gruel. Fortunately, the food and drinks were good and the server personable. We will go back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great ambience and service. Food was good, not great.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Very well trained staff, did everything to help. Food was hit or miss, slightly above average. Taking all together it is a good place to visit a few times a year.
  34. JM

    JonathanM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing experience we had an engagement dinner here with close family and the restaurant was super gracious
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Never disappoints!!
  36. c

    curban

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My server, Peter, was very accommodating and helped me to navigate through the many menu choices. The fish and chips were delicious as was the locally made Pilsner. I sat in the upstairs dining room which was very cozy and inviting.
  37. AM

    AnnmarieM

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed our meal. Server was extremely attentive and knowledgeable.
  38. m

    mnew

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular meal! Ricotta, beet root and rabbit stew were delicious
  39. PM

    PaulM

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    I've eaten here numerous times and took a colleague visiting from the UK. We asked for a quiet table in a corner or alcove. They seated us in the middle walkway area by the bathrooms across from a loud party of 8. We asked to move immediately and were seated in a corner of the front room. Perhaps because of this service was inattentive and slow. When we weren't ready to put our drink and food order in before we finished getting our coats off, it took 10 minutes for the waitress to return to take drink orders. The remainder of the night went like that. We asked for more bread when the entrees arrived. She said they were done with breads, but she could get us some sourdough. We had finished everything when she returned to see how things were going. Shocked and annoyed at how poor the service was. These are the highlights of the night, not to mention taking 10 minutes to bring some extra olives for a martini.

    The DandelionResponded on January 11, 2023Thank you for your feedback Paul. We are very sorry to hear you had a negative experience and will be reaching out privately to discuss further.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charlie was great, the cocktails were outstanding and food was 10/10. Found a new spot to go to in Philly.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Dandelion offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 558-2500.

The Dandelion is rated 4.7 stars by 7170 OpenTable diners.

The Dandelion does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 121 times today
Google Map for The Dandelion

124 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    18th and Sansom

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, English, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Liam Geoghegan

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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